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Teen challenge choir coming to Hastings on Sunday, April 14

Minnesota Teen Challenge (MnTC) announced this week that Hope Lutheran Church will host the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir in a free performance on Sunday, April 14. The choir will perform at their 9 a.m. service. The MnTC Choir is known statewide, having performed at over 250 churches in 2011.

The choir's contemporary gospel and praise songs will be accompanied by inspiring client stories of addiction recovery. Additionally, representatives from the program will be available following the service to answer questions about the programs of Minnesota Teen Challenge.

"The event is open to the public and all are welcome. You will be inspired by the message of hope brought by the MnTC Choir," said Anthony Bass, MnTC church relations manager.

For more than 25 years, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. They are one of the largest programs in the nation with campuses in Minneapolis, Brainerd and Duluth

Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge offers both a long-term faith based recovery program and a shorter-term licensed treatment program called Life Renewal allowing them to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years.

Every Sunday, groups of Teen Challenge residents visit regional churches where they share inspirational songs and personal stories of their recovery from addiction. The choir provides a unique learning environment and plays an integral part in the recovery process as residents truly benefit from giving vocal expression to the life change that they have experienced.

For more information, contact Sheryl Mortenson at 612-238-6116.